San Francisco - Napa Valley - Redwood National Forest - Eureka (305 miles)
Today we will visit Napa Valley. In the afternoon, we will enter the Redwood National Forest as highlights include: Chandelier Tree, Tree Shop, Founder's Tree Grove, and the Avenue of Giants. Overnight stay in Eureka.
Napa Valley, CA
This region between San Francisco and Sacremento is internationally famous for its wines, which are considered among the best in the world. Visitors can tour many of the more than four hundred vineyards and wineries that dot the area.
Redwood National Park, CA
Home to the tallest trees on Earth. The trees can live to be 2000 years old and grow to over 300 feet tall. The park also protect vast prairies, oak woodlands, wild riverways, and nearly 40 miles of pristine coastline, all supporting a rich mosaic of wildlife diversity and cultural traditions.
Standard Hotel: Red Lion Hotel or similar
Eureka - Crater Lake National Park - Klamath Falls (224 miles)
Visit Crater Lake National Park. The lake was formed after the collapse of Mount Mazama -an ancient volcano that erupted approximately 7,700 years ago. The lake is 6 miles long, 4 miles wide and 1932 feet deep. Overnight stay in Klamath Falls.
Crater Lake National Park, OR
The lake was formed after the collapse of mount mazama - an ancient volcano that erupted approximately 7,700 years ago, the length of lake is 6 miles and width is 4 miles with a depth of 1932 feet.
Standard Hotel: Days Inn or similar
Klamath Falls - Mount Shasta View Point - McArthur-Burney Falls - San Francisco (361 miles)
Driving through the Klamath river basin, we will arrive at foothills of Mt Shasta. Then we will continue to visit Burney Falls. We will head back to Bay Area after the tour.
McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, CA
The waterfall that gives this park its name may not be the tallest or longest, but they are some of the most unique falls on the planet. A series of cascading falls flows out from the cliffside rock itself.
Standard Hotel: Red Roof Inn SFO or similar
Deluxe Hotel: Hilton SFO/Double tree by Hilton hotel SFO/Hilton Garden Inn SFO/Hilton San Francisco Union Square
San Francisco - Yosemite National Park - Fresno (228 miles)
We will depart from San Francisco and drive to Yosemite National Park. Here, we will get to see Tunnel View, Bridal Veil Falls, El Capitan, the Merced River, Yosemite Falls, and Half Dome. We will spend the night in Fresno.
Yosemite National Park, CA
Yosemite National Park in central California is best known for the amazing granite cliffs of the Yosemite Valley as well as the towering Yosemite Falls and Sequoias. Millions of people every year journey to this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Admission (Mandatory): Adult $20; Child $20
This is one of Yosemite's most popular outlooks, often the first landmark that visitors come to. INear, Wawona Tunnel, it was renovated in 2008.
Bridal Veil Falls
Bridal Veil Falls are one of Yosemite's most famous geological formations, a 617-foot waterfall that flows all year round. When the wind blows strongly enough, the waterfall appears to be falling sideways.
El Capitan is the largest granite monolith in the world, rising about 3,000 feet above the ground, featuring notoriously difficult climbing routes that even the most experienced climbers find challenging.
Running from the Sierra Nevada to Central Valley in California, the Merced River cuts through Yosemite National Park, and offers visitors excellent hiking trails along its banks or whitewater rafting trips through its rapids.
This breathtaking system of waterfall is the tallest in North America at roughly 2,425 feet, and one of Yosemite National Parks most popular attractions. It is divided into three sections: the Upper Falls, Middle Cascades, and Lower Falls.
The Half Dome is known the world over as a challenging and rewarding hiking and mountain climbing location. It is an iconic image of Yosemite. Visitors hoping to reach the summit should come prepared for an arduous trek.
Standard Hotel: Wyndham Garden Hotel Airport/Piccadilly Hotel Airport or similar
Fresno - San Simeon - San Francisco (270 miles)
We will visit Hearst Castle in San Simeon today. After the tour, we will transfer you to the San Francisco airport. Please arrange your air-ticket departure from San Francisco (SFO) airport after 9pm.
San Simeon, CA
San Simeon is a town on the Pacific coast of San Luis Obispo County, California. Its position along State Route 1 is approximately halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, each of those cities being roughly 230 miles (370 km) away. A key feature of the area is Hearst Castle.
Hearst Castle is a mansion located on the central coast of California that is a National Historic Landmark. Built in 1919 for William Randolph Hearst, the mansion is more than 90,000 square feet in area.
Admission (Mandatory): Adult $33; Child (5-12 yrs) $20; Senior $33; Grand Rooms Tour